Baffling Chelsea stat highlights both Thomas Tuchel’s strength and weakness

Thomas Tuchel is clearly good at organising a defence, though still needs to sort his attacking out at Chelsea.

That is what a baffling stat would lead fans to believe with the Blues having been held to a goalless draw by Leeds on Saturday.

It means Chelsea have had more goalless draws in 10 Premier League games under Tuchel (3) than they did in 57 under Frank Lampard (2).

Tuchel replaced Lampard in January and the former PSG boss is yet to taste defeat in the Prem at his new club.

Defence has certainly improved under Tuchel but Chelsea still have problems going forward, despite a busy transfer window last summer.

The Blues splashed out £200m, bringing in the likes of Timo Werner, Kai Havertz and Hakim Ziyech.

Only Manchester City have conceded fewer than Chelsea this season, though there are five clubs who have scored more than the Blues.

After the draw with Leeds, Tuchel said: "As long as we have chances and touches in the box and don't concede too many chances the results will be there. We need to accept this.

"It gives us confidence not to concede. We are disappointed in the dressing room and this is a good sign.

“If you can split this game into different segments maybe then yes [strikers do need to step up] but in my opinion it is not possible, it is always a team effort.

“Our strikers never stopped working, our frontline always has intensity and counter-pressing. Do they always arrive in the freshest moment? No.

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